Activision today announced Skylanders Trap Team, the latest entry in the Skylanders franchise. The game, which is slated to release on Oct. 5, will include the Traptanium Portal, which allows players to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also to capture villains using the new Traps.
Players will be able to switch between playing as hero or villain on the fly and characters will be transferable to a friend’s console to continue playing.
“When we created Skylanders, we invented a new category of play and, in the process, disrupted two industries – videogames and toys. With each new Skylanders game, our commitment to continuous, disruptive innovation has led to surprising and delightful new ways for kids to play with toys and games,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “With Skylanders Trap Team, we’re no longer just letting kids bring their toys to life inside the game anymore. This time, we’re letting them pull their toys out of the game as well. We are confident this installment of Skylanders will once again redefine what’s possible at the intersection of the physical and virtual worlds.”
Skylanders Trap Team introduces Skylanders heroes known as Trap Masters, brand new Core Skylanders characters and fan-favorite Skylanders characters.
Fans can start pre-ordering the game on April 23, and it will be available for the Wii, Wii U, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and 3DS. In Europe, the game launches on Oct. 10.